When the male hoomin bean (MHB) decides to have a banana, sometimes he sits on the couch in the home office, to chat with the FHB. We can smell banana a mile away, so we know immediately when he brings one for us to share. We rush to help him out with eating the banana. Here you can see that I am very active in assisting with peeling the banana. Naturally, this is my job, since I must carefully inspect the banana.
Hoomin beans are fussy and only eat the inside part of the banana. We eat the peels, and the inside bits, and all the bits we can get into our mouths. The MHB likes to feed us the "strings" as he calls them, that come from the layer between the banana and the peel. Here is Épinette Nutkin having a banana string.
I will stand on my hind legs to amuse the HBs and therefore obtain more banana strings.
The hoomin beans say that this is a very cute habit!
Sometimes, the MHB has to hold the banana up in the air so we don't steal it from him (and believe me, we would steal it if we could!)
The best approach to this problem is to climb the hoomin bean to get to the banana.
We are both good climbers, but we aren't always successful....that crafty MHB just switches hands!
In summary, we both advocate for all hoomin beans sharing their bananas with bunnies.